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GSMA Innovation Fund: Kenyan Firms Among 8 Global Organizations Selected in Cohort

The latest cohort of organizations participating in the GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action has been announced. This year’s Cohort has 8 successful...
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High Mobile Sector Taxation in Kenya Cause of Reduced Usage and Lower Revenue -Report

Kenya's mobile sector has experienced significant changes in taxation in recent years, impacting both consumers and the government's revenue. The excise duty on mobile...

Mobile Money Industry Processes Record $1 Trillion in 2021 

The GSMA has released its annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’ which in part revealed that mobile money adoption and use saw continued growth in 2021, processing a record $1 trillion annually.

Out of 1.2 Billion Mobile Money Accounts in the World, 584 Million Are Based in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile transacting is fast becoming the golden egg of financial services – and nowhere more so than in Africa. According to the Global System for...

94% of the World’s Population Has Access to Broadband

The GSMA has released the State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021  The publication reiterates that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the world’s population...

Safaricom 5G Launch Marks Telco’s Climate Action Compliance

GSMA, also known as the Global System for Mobile Communications has released its first edition about the state of the industry on climate action. Titled...

How 4G Connectivity is Supporting Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the moment, a lot of things have been said about 5G technology, which is positioned to power the majority of the elements we...
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High Taxes on Kenyan Mobile Market Hurting Growth – GSMA Report

The mobile market in Kenya has registered growth year on year. Thanks to the proliferation of fast 4G network and the extended use of...
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4G Adoption in Africa Still Low Even With 5G Looming in the Horizon

Telecommunication technology advances quite slowly but the implementation is even slower. We have moved on from 2G then 3G to 4G in the past...

Regulators Still Slowing Down 4G Adoption

The growth of mobile subscriptions is nothing new if data by our very own the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is anything to go...

Half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Population to Be Connected to Mobile by 2025

GSMA has published some interesting numbers in its Mobile Economy report. The statistics were revealed at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event that...

Kenya’s M-Pesa Platform Bags GSMA Mobile Money Certification for Security and Reliability

Safaricom’s financial service platform M-PESA has successfully passed the GSMA Mobile Money Certification in an announcement made earlier today. GSMA is a body that represents...
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GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund Pumps $325,000 into Nigeria’s Agri-based Firm Farmcrowdy

Farmcrowdy, a Nigerian Agric-tech platform that offers locals of the West African state an opportunity to venture in and sponsor agricultural activities has received...

Kenya’s FunKidz For Kidz Scoops Women4Technology Award at MWC Glomo Awards

Women4Tech is a new GSMA programme that was introduced at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017. Women4Tech is focused on successfully addressing and reducing the gender...

Mobile Services Generated 6.7% of Africa’s GDP amounting to $150 Billion in 2015

GSMA released their report titled The Mobile Economy Africa 2016. The report talked of the fledgling mobile industry in the African continent while at...

M-KOPA’s Solar Home System Wins Best Mobile Innovation Award in Barcelona

M-KOPA III Solar Home System has been awarded the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets award at the ended Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,...

iPhone 6 and LG G3 voted as best smartphones in GSMA’s 2015 Global Mobile Awards

The GSMA Alliance awarded various companies yesterday during the 20th anniversary of the Global Mobile Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Here...

Kenya Leads in Mobile Money Use Globally with 20 Million Accounts

Kenya is a global leader in mobile money business holding a third of the world's 61 million mobile phone-based money accounts, the GSM Association...

2014 Global Mobile Awards Winners announced: HTC One is the best smartphone

Winners of the annual Global Mobile Awards conducted by the GSM Association have been announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. For...

Mobile Industry Now Have New Data and Analysis Platform from GSMA

GSMA Intelligence is an online portal launched to provide a data and analysis resource to the mobile industry. The portal covers mobile operators in...

GSMA Mobile Asia Expo To Feature NFC Experience

The GSMA Mobile Asia Expo, planned for 26-28 June, will feature the NFC experience through which exhibitors, vendors and attendees will be able to...
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Samsung Electronics scoops 5 GSMA Awards at Mobile World Congress 2013

Samsung won 5 GSMA Awards at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Having had consistent growth for the last three years, this is only just...

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